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[ Hooray for mouse! ]
[ Now, this one is rather open-ended from the perspective that "suiting up" could take any number of forms. ]
[ It depends on the journey... ]
[ Is mouse about to journey across the lawn?... ]
[ ...Or through the woods? ]
[ ...Maybe to another country?... ]
[ ...Or under the sea? ]
[ ...Into Endless Cave?... ]
[ ...Or across the universe? ]
[ Of course, mouse's journey may take it through - and across - all of the above! ]
[ Mouse is on a mission. ]
Fantasy: MOUSE SUITS-UP FOR THE LONG JOURNEY
Last edited by Eullogy; January 7th, 2008 at 05:43 PM.
My Sketchbook online
"Crime never sleeps, so he must dawn the mask once more"
I enjoyed working on this daily sketch, but 512mb of ram isnt getting it
Zaelzar reminds me of sturt little
Eullogy nice to know Im not the only new kid on the block, welcome to the forum
Ok this is my first DSG. 2 hours and i cant seem to get the hang of shiny metal or glass helmets lol. I figured a lot of people are going to do space mouse but i couldn't pass up the "MASA" pun haha.
Hello. This is my first attempt at a DSG topic. The whole computer art/wacom tablet thing is still a little foreign to me. I'm an oil on canvas man. I spent about an hour and a half to two hours on this (trying to stay true to the theory of the forum).
whee first time here too, that was fun ^-^~
Two hours in Sketchbook Pro.
Obvious Mouse Guard fan-art. The content of image itself however is of my own design.
sorry Will and everybody else....i apologize to this forum for my idiocy
here is my entry: the mouskateer fleeing Meowing Marauders in the Swiss Caverns, little over an hour
Last edited by Ink-Ronin; January 7th, 2008 at 06:13 PM.
"I don't DO drugs, I Am drugs..."
- Salvador Dali
Think I went a little OTT on the texture. Spent longer than I should of on this one I think :-S
A couple of dsg's back, dan liimatta mentioned something about spending more time for a sketch, so this time, I took 6 hours...
...and got off topic, sorta.
Mouse, aka attempted-Skaven-look-alike that somehow ended up being hyena-like, is 'suiting up' by taking the arm of a Space Marine power suit to replace the one that the Space Marine cut off with his chain sword.
Felt good about the sketch, but not so good about the coloring.
starseed - wow... that's funny, and very well done. I love the non-realistic, yet obvious portrayal you've got going.
huhwhat - Reminds me of warhammer.
Apocalypse_Rex - you mind- just- rubbin' off a lil bit of what you've got on me? I never can get the kind of detail sharpness you get, let alone in just an hour.
Hamsta - hehe, big journey to the big office.
Nightblue - haha! Cute! I wonder how he thinks he's gonna lug that bag around.
Eullogy - I love the simplicity, and the timid look on the mouse.
- Ryoken, the Brown Speckled Dragon
@ ryoken - i have a few 'tricks' I use and sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't (i'm newbish really). mainly to do with using texture and working at double res or more. After I'm broadly finished, I will take into photoshop, play with curves (my level range is usually somehow broken a bit) and overlay some layers based on the image (sometimes a layer with sharpen on it, and delete some parts where you don't want focus, sometimes using a mask to select a circular gradient around a focal point, delete rest of layer, than play with blend mode, colored gradient overlays - all sorts really til it gets closer to how i want, then when i resize down i just use the unsharp mask in some manner to pic out any lost grit.)
also starting to LOVE the grain feature in painter, its so cool once you get some control over it! experiment!
long time, but i couldn't resist this one.
bah. i read the subject at work and then went home to draw it later on. i kept thinking 'preparing' for long journey.
zaelzar: I like that , never thought about something so subtle. welcome to the DSG
Eullogy: I like your idea a whole lot, great work with the colors and proportion.
Ponyone: Welcome to DSG, keep posting, looks like you have some good ideas.
Ronin-tiger: Welcome to the DSG, I also love shiny metal objects and glass. It took me a lot of starring at chrome bumpers to get where Im at with reflective surfaces, Keep at it! let me know if you come across and good tips
Wayne Jansen:Welcome to the DSG, I also am a newbie with the wacom tab. It takes a bit of getting used to, Its been about 4 months and I cant live without this thing. good work
chelette: Its good to see so many new people here, welcome! I like your preparing mouse, keep it up
Nightblue: Nice story book feel.
Donjonswan: Shogun Assassin kick ass mouse!
Ink-ronin:nice work for an hour
skribblecath: Nice work, I never mass with textures, it seems I'm missing out on some cool ideas. Any help with that subject would be great.
Hamsta: This one is my fav. I used to have to were a tie everyday, and thats exactly what you look like in the mirror. Great work.
Apocalypse Rex:I see you use the textures too, It looks like its a movie clip. Your lighting is right on.
Huhwhat: I like your style, you always come with some cool ideas, not to mention great works as well
Starseed: nice twist
Ryoken:You have some awesome characters
Ilustre: More cats!
Josephrey: nice line work
What a cool subject. I went for a one hour pencil sketch with some quick photoshop coloring. I love this technique where you take a scanned pencil sketch and ramp up the contrast. Throw a new layer over the top set to multiply in the blending options. Select the character and hide the selection then just have fun painting without fear of going over the lines. Very fast and loads of fun.
Last edited by SOUTHERN; January 8th, 2008 at 02:04 PM.
well this is mine, impossible to use painter still tought...
2h, painter and photoshop
Arteater: Im wouldn't be much help with textures, because Im kind of a beginner to it aswell. I usually grab an interesting (not too overpowering) papery texture and slap it on a layer above my image. I then set that layer to multiply and play about with the ocapacity of it until I feel its right. Thing I like about texture is that it can make an image alot more natural looking and less like the image has been done in a digital program. I reckon you should give it a go, it's all about experimenting ;-)
about 10 min in painter
Zaelzar: good drawing, i like the solidity of the mouse heads. The legs on the floor isn't quite in the perspective? Like right leg of the mouse should be closer to the viewer than left? i might be wrong here
Eullogy: I really would have liked to draw more mechanical desing on the suit, quess i have to practise. Im jealous
Ponyone: Reminds me of a mobius, original desing, like it in short. Could the coulours have more saturation and contrast between elements?
Ronin-Tiger: Haha, made me laught. I like the night mood and colours. Could the mouse be drawed more like out of isometric perspective, like little bit more foreshortened and looking toward viewer? sorry this is hard to explain as english isn't my original lanquage
Wayne Jansen: Hello, im newcomer too and trying to come up in terms with little cintiq. I really like the composition and painterly look of the mouse's head.Colours really match up with each other. Now make a backround with negative space or something which make yourt character stands out and you are really strating to rock with that rock.
do you use intuos or what?
Chelette: I like the light and design here, really good drawing. I have heard people talking about tighter edge control, that is problem with me but not so much here. I wonder how one can do it, is it with the brushes or drawing edges with more care?...
Nightblue: Good composition and light is nice looking. If there would be anything helpful but needless suggestions maybe little more hue variety in the colours, like in the violet dress, cheese and green bag. Good one anyway
DojonSwan: I have to tell you that composition and drawing here shadows the colouring, it is really good and interesting! i mean colours isn't bad but when you draw like this they kind of stand out for not so good as your drawing skills. Light and shadows maybe, contrast between subject and backround? looking good anyway mister
Arteater: you can draw too, good stuff, good lively pose and face expression. Is the cat on the bacround intentionally vague, like zooming effect of a slr camera?
Ink-Ronin: I really like how tha backround makes the mouse stand out in the picture and composition as well. The running of the mouse could maybe be a little more 3d and dynamic, like the weight of the mouse is really on the foreleg. Also the edge control, kind of sharpness in the edged is something i am jealous here, how do you do it?
ScribbleCath: Really nice texture! also the mouse is very nicely drawed and designed, ready for a children book where the mouse hops from the cliff and falls to his bloody death (woot, really "children" book idea)
If i have anything to "critique" the floor of the cliff could be on the same perspective as the mouse is standing, i know it is a composition thing but it stand out a bit i quess
Hamsta: What can i say, you know your anatomy. This feels alive
Apocalypse_rex: you know im kind of person who finds light really important in a picture and here it is captured really good, the way light burns to the with on the fingers make it stand out.
Huhwhat: I don't think it is off topic, there is a mouse and a scifi warfare goin on with huge fallen warmachine, i like this a lot
Starseed: I thought about using computer mouse as well but not in this way, original
Ryoken: This is really organ drawing with the mouse and i like light in the colouring as well, maybe a bit more shadow in the window wall but im not expert myself with light so i might be wrong
iLustre: hehee, go for it mouse. Fisheye makes the backround stand out nicely, colour could use a bit more variety in huess i quess. Good stuff
Josephrey:subtle and lively, i really like this one. Maybe the left leg of the mouse, the one close to sack should be more rotated towards the viewer if he is putting his weight on it? I have to sit up from computer and try this position myself to see how it goes... (propably end up with a broken spine)
Southern: I have to confess that here your drawing skill are so good that colouring stands out as not that good. I am jealous how you make your clothes solid and wrinkled, damn! Colours anyway could use direction of light so we would see where the light is coming and bit variety of hue in colours itself. It also just could be matter of taste, i dont know
XCNTLNX: I f you did that in 10 minutes, i wonder what you will do in 100 minutes? Please show us
TheBeast: Thanks man, i like to draw light to the point where it is unbelievable as realistic,i quess it is just my thing. I tried to put emotion in picture on grand skale, nice to know someone noticed
Anthis: You did this with a mouse? You really should get tablet is you are this good with mouse or did you make this in a place where there is no access to one? (like in work)
The shadows on foreground gives this good image depht. This is something i have to try myself as well.
huh, that was all i quess. Please feel free to critique me if you find something that i could push further into, after all aren't we all here to get better
Nettle:Yeah, I tried to make him look too far oout of focus to not see detail, but in focus enough to show he is a cat
Nice work on your space mouse
Anthis: great job, when I look at this my eye goes right to the mouse,you nailed the through the weeds look
Nettle: Thank you kindly for the critique, greatly appreciated.
The color and mood of your piece is fantastic.